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AvW increases investment in Realtech to more than ten per cent

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The Austrian finance group AvW INVEST AG has further increased its investment in the German IT company Realtech. Currently, AvW holds 10.05 per cent of the company. "Further acquisitions are possible. We are very pleased with the strategy, the management and the future prospects of Realtech", says Wolfgang Auer von Welsbach, Chairman of AvW's Management Board.

AvW INVEST AG’s share of around 15% in the German IT company Cancom was transferred to AvW Gruppe AG. "Within the group, we have more financial possibilities at our disposal. In this connection, we do not rule out friendly takeovers in the small cap sector," says Mr. Auer von Welsbach.

For the current 2007 financial year, AvW INVEST AG is anticipating an increase in the company’s net profit by about 15 per cent. This corresponds to earnings per share of around EUR 3.00 (2006: EUR 2.61). A new forecast for the full financial year will be announced on May 22, when the results for the first quarter of 2007 are available.

About AvW INVEST AG - www.avw.eu: AvW’s shares are listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange on the ATX Prime Market (ISIN number: AT0000930409, Reuters: AVWI.VI, XETRA Vienna: AWS). The Austrian company, which is domiciled in Krumpendorf at Lake Wörthersee, specialises in the fields of financial services, equity investments and real estate.

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Branche: Financial & Business Services
ISIN:      AT0000930409
WKN:        892661
Index:    Prime.market
Börsen:  Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse / free trade
              Baden-Württembergische Wertpapierbörse / free trade
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